Similar circling movements observed across marine megafauna taxa

Type Article
Date 2021-04
Language English
Author(s) Narazaki Tomoko1, Nakamura Itsumi2, Aoki, Kagari1, Iwata Takashi1, 3, 16, Shiomi Kozue4, Luschi Paolo5, Suganuma Hiroyuki6, Meyer Carl G.7, Matsumoto Rui8, Bost Charles A.9, Handrich Yves10, Amano Masao11, Okamoto Ryosuke12, Mori Kyoichi13, Ciccione Stephane14, Bourjea JeromeORCID15, Sato Katsufumi1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8564, Japan
2 : Organization for Marine Science and Technology, Nagasaki University, 1551-7 Tairamachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki 851-2213, Japan
3 : Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524, Japan
4 : Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
5 : Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Via A. Volta 6, Pisa 56126, Italy
6 : Everlasting Nature of Asia, 3-17-8 Nishikanagawa, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 221-0822, Japan
7 : Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 46-007 Lilipuna Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
8 : Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, 888 Ishikawa, Motobucho, Kunigamigun, Okinawa 905-0206, Japan
9 : Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, UMR 7372 CNRS-Université de la Rochelle, Villiers en Bois 79360, France
10 : Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IPHC UMR 7178, Strasbourg 67000, France
11 : Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
12 : Ogasawara Whale Watching Association, Chichi-jima, Ogasawara, Tokyo 100-2101, Japan
13 : Department of Animal Sciences, Teikyo University of Science, 2525 Yatsusawa, Uenohara, Yamanashi 409-0193, Japan
14 : Kelonia, l'observatoire des tortues marines, 46 rue du Général de Gaulle, Saint Leu, La Réunion 97436, France
15 : MARBEC, Univ. Montpellier, CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, Avenue Jean Monnet, Sète 34200, France
16 : Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, 5-1-1 Fukaeminamimachi, Higashinada, Kobe, Hyogo, 658-0022, Japan
Source Iscience (2589-0042) (Cell Press), 2021-04 , Vol. 24 , N. 4 , P. 102221 (14p.)
DOI 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102221
Keyword(s) Ecology, Biological Sciences, Zoology, Animals, Ethology
Abstract

Advances in biologging technology have enabled 3D dead-reckoning reconstruction of marine animal movements at spatiotemporal scales of meters and seconds. Examining high-resolution 3D movements of sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier, N = 4; Rhincodon typus, N = 1), sea turtles (Chelonia mydas, N = 3), penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus, N = 6), and marine mammals (Arctocephalus gazella, N = 4; Ziphius cavirostris, N = 1), we report the discovery of circling events where animals consecutively circled more than twice at relatively constant angular speeds. Similar circling behaviors were observed across a wide variety of marine megafauna, suggesting these behaviors might serve several similar purposes across taxa including foraging, social interactions, and navigation.

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Narazaki Tomoko, Nakamura Itsumi, Aoki, Kagari, Iwata Takashi, Shiomi Kozue, Luschi Paolo, Suganuma Hiroyuki, Meyer Carl G., Matsumoto Rui, Bost Charles A., Handrich Yves, Amano Masao, Okamoto Ryosuke, Mori Kyoichi, Ciccione Stephane, Bourjea Jerome, Sato Katsufumi (2021). Similar circling movements observed across marine megafauna taxa. Iscience, 24(4), 102221 (14p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102221 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00685/79664/